Upcoming Exhibitions in the Shain Library

Shain Library Exhibit Area:

Secrecy, Voyeurism, Surveillance: Selections from the Robert E. Jackson Collection of American Vernacular Photography

October 25-November 22

For over twenty years Seattle-based collector Robert E. Jackson has been acquiring American vernacular photographs. This exhibition, curated by students in Professor Steiner and Professor Pelletier’s co-taught seminar on “Secrecy and the Invisible,” draws on photographs from Jackson’s collection that touch on the broad themes of secrecy, voyeurism, and surveillance.

With generous support from Connecticut College’s Endowed Fund for Visiting Faculty in Contemporary Art, Robert E. Jackson will be on campus working with students this fall as “collector-in-residence.”

A lecture by Robert E. Jackson is scheduled in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition on October 25 at 4:30pm in the Charles Chu Asian Reading Room.


Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room:

Albums + Books: A New Dialogue

November 15, 2017-January 31, 2018

This group show in collaboration with the Sanshang Contemporary Art Museum in China will feature contemporary Chinese artists such as Xu Bing, Ding Yi and Wang Dongling who have adopted the traditional Chinese album or folding book as their medium and created their own art in all diverse ways.

The exhibit will open with a symposium in the Chu Room on November 7. Co-curators Professors Yibing Huang of Connecticut College and Zhijian Qian of CUNY will participate, together with Mr. Chen Zijin, Curator of Sanshang Contemporary Art Museum and Shen Chen, a New York-based Chinese artist.